It was terrifying for her when she first arrived and she had to be carried to and from the boat to do her business.
We were often in hysterics in the evenings hearing her owner telling her to ‘Come on’ with as much encouragement as he could muster as she simply sat on the deck and looked at him.
You may well remember Tuppy, a cute four year old toy poodle we looked after one day for our new friends. I confess that although I did carry her at first, it was only part of the way when I took the dogs out to do their business, and by the end of the day, I had her walking half way along the pontoon.
She’s come a long way since then, and now walks both up and down the pontoon decks, but there are a few ‘little obstacles’ in her way.
It’s hilarious to watch her: she’ll be trotting along, then will stop, go down on her front legs, raise her back and rush the next few steps to launch herself over the chasm.
Pictures say more than words, so here you go.
For such a little dog, it’s like us jumping over this in comparison!